Sanctuary of Our Lady of Garaison

Our Lady of Garaison is a 16th-century Marian sanctuary which was popular with visitors until the French Revolution.

Notre Dame de Garaison

Around 1515, the Virgin Mary appeared on 3 occasions to Angèle de Sagazan, a young shepherdess. “Here, my gifts will pour forth”, “I want a chapel to be built”, and “Do not forget to thank God for his kindness” were the messages spoken by the Virgin.
In 1540 a chapel was built at the precise spot where the apparitions took place. Thanks to the involvement of the local clergy at the time, Our Lady of Garaison became a major pilgrimage site until the French Revolution.
After the Revolution, the main purpose of this site became education and teaching. Today the Our Lady of Garaison school has 600 pupils.


The site is open all year round from 8 am to 11.30 am and from 2.30 pm to 6.15 pm, for self-guided tours.

Guided tours are also possible by appointment.


For more information

Notre Dame de Garaison
65670 Monleon Magnoac
Tel.: 05 62 99 49 00
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